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Coronavirus: Number of Kelowna cases rises to 130 with new counting method

1596155906 Coronavirus Number of Kelowna cases rises to 130 with new  - Okanagan

As expected, the number of coronavirus cases linked to Kelowna has risen. On Wednesday, Interior Health announced that it would be using a new counting method when it came to the number of cases linked to the Kelowna cluster during the Canada Day weekend. And on Thursday, Interior Health said there were now 130 cases, […]

Okanagan mother speaks after bullets fired into West Kelowna home

1596064338 Okanagan mother speaks after bullets fired into West Kelowna home  - Okanagan

A home in West Kelowna was peppered by bullets early Tuesday morning, according to the RCMP. The home, at the Trail Park Mobile Villas in the 1600 block of Ross Road, was occupied by Samantha Rosvold-Mills and her two children, aged seven and nine, at the time of the shooting. They were fast asleep as the […]

Alberta family escapes injury after tire flies off; believes lug nuts loosened in B.C.

1595756405 Alberta family escapes injury after tire flies off believes lug  - Okanagan

A nurse from Alberta and her three children escaped injury this week after a front tire on her SUV flew off after visiting family in the Okanagan. Fortunately, says the woman, no one was hurt while they were travelling at highway speeds along the Trans-Canada near Canmore on Thursday. The woman, from Blackfalds, Alta., and […]

Extra safety measures added at Penticton River Channel – Okanagan

1595734399 Extra safety measures added at Penticton River Channel Okanagan  - Okanagan

A couple of volunteers are spending their summer helping misguided floaters that miss the last exit when floating down the Penticton River Channel. “People are frightened, especially the people that are not from around here, they don’t know what the water levels are like, what the current levels are like, so they don’t know how […]

Hot weather en route for B.C.’s Southern Interior: Environment Canada – Okanagan

1595690295 Hot weather en route for BCs Southern Interior Environment Canada  - Okanagan

On the heels of a severe thunderstorm watch that was issued for the North Okanagan and Shuswap on Friday morning, Environment Canada says hot weather will soon hit the southern half of B.C. According to the national weather agency, a strong ridge of high pressure will start building over the Southern Interior, leading to seasonably […]

Southeast Kelowna residents upset with sudden water restriction – Okanagan

1595550951 Southeast Kelowna residents upset with sudden water restriction Okanagan  - Okanagan

Many Southeast Kelowna residents are not happy with the city after it implemented stage three water restrictions. “The temperature has really risen, we’ve found that our potable water has struggled to keep up,” said Kevin Van Vliet, utility services manager with the City of Kelowna. “Last Friday we issued a stage three water restriction.” The […]

Western Canadian Skeet Championships held near Kelowna – Okanagan

1595135945 Western Canadian Skeet Championships held near Kelowna Okanagan  - Okanagan

Many events have been cancelled this summer but the Western Canadian Skeet Championships near Kelowna is not one of them. All weekend competitors from Alberta and B.C. are competing for the title of champion. Skeet shooters from Saskatchewan were supposed to join in the competition, but with the recent spike of COVID-19 cases in Kelowna, […]

Okanagan weather: 30-degree heat returns into next week – Okanagan

1594921903 Okanagan weather 30 degree heat returns into next week Okanagan  - Okanagan

Clouds will shift back into the Okanagan with a chance of showers on Thursday following a mostly sunny start to the day, with temperatures rebounding from the teens into the upper 20s in the afternoon. Story continues below advertisement The rain risk returns again on Friday, as clouds return and temperatures duck slightly with an […]

Proposed settlement worth millions in Kelowna social worker case

1594848268 Proposed settlement worth millions in Kelowna social worker case  - Okanagan

A settlement involving millions of dollars is being proposed in a class-action lawsuit against a former B.C. social worker accused of stealing. On Tuesday, B.C.’s Ministry of Children and Family Development filed documents in Supreme Court regarding the civil case against it and former social worker Robert Riley Saunders of Kelowna. Saunders is alleged to […]

Quarantine order issued for South Okanagan farm after 2 COVID-19 cases confirmed

1594712403 Quarantine order issued for South Okanagan farm after 2 COVID 19  - Okanagan

Interior Health has ordered three dozen temporary foreign workers and another nine individuals working on a South Okanagan farm to quarantine. The health authority said Monday there were two positive COVID-19 cases on Oliver’s Krazy Cherry Fruit Company farm. Read more: B.C. reports 62 COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths over three days One case involved a […]